Archive for November 9th, 2022

Great Development Programmes that show us the way out of the economic meltdown . The Comilla Programme of Rural Development

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

by Garvin Karunaratne Sri Lanka being a Third World country will find the attempt of Michigan State University to find the best and quickest method of bringing about economic development in Bangladesh, very helpful. That was the The Comilla Programme of Rural Development which stands out as an instance of how an educational institute could […]

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Philip. Colvin, NM , Dr Wicks My recollections

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

by Garvin Karunaratne, former Government Agent, Matara In nostalgia I remember my handling public address systems in Colombo. My father owned Radio Works, Bambalapitiya, that held a contact to supply public address systems for the LSSP for years. He employed three technicians who were busy at other venues and I was dropped off with equipment […]

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සිංහළ රාජ්‍ය භාශාව කිරීමේදී දෙමළ  ජනයාට විශේශිතව අබමල් රේණුවක අසාධාරණයක් සිදුවූවාද? 

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

චන්ද්‍ර අබේනායක සිංහළ භාශාව රාජ්‍ය භාශාව කිරීමෙන්  එවකට රටෙහි මුළු ජනග්‍රහණයෙන් 6% වැනි කුඩා කොටසක් පරිහරණය කල ඉංගිරිසි බස අභිබවා, 94% ක් වැනි ජනකොටසකට තම බසින් රජයත් සමග ගනුදෙනු කිරීමේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී මහඟු අවකාශය  තහවුරු විය. එමගින්  දෙමළ ජනයාට විශේශිතව අබමල් රේනුවක අසාධාරනයක් වූවාදැයි අභියෝගාත්මකව ප්‍රශ්ණ කල හැක.    නිදහසෙන් පසු ලංකාව පාලනය කිරීමේ ක්‍රියාදාමය කේදවාචකයක් […]

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High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi celebrates Diwali felicitating long-serving staff members

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

High Commission of Sri Lanka High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi celebrated this year’s Diwali festival, felicitating its long-serving Indian staff members and with a family get-together that included the family members of both home-based and local staffs numbering around 150. The felicitation ceremony and the family get-together were held instant in the […]

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ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ශ්‍රමිකයින්ට සෞදි අරාබියේ ඉදිකිරීම් – සෞඛ්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍රවල රැකියා අවස්ථා ගෘහ සේවිකාවන්ගේ වැටුප් ඉහළ දැමීමට අවශ්‍ය පියවර ගැනීමටත් කමිටුවක්

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Manusha Media ඉදිකිරීම් සහ සෞඛ්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍ර සඳහා වැඩි ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් පිරිසක් බදවා ගැනීමටත්, ගෘහ සේවක සේවිකාවන්ගේ අවම වැටුප ඉහළ නැංවීමටත් අවශ්‍ය පියවර ගැනිමට සෞදි අරාබිය එකගතාවය පළ කර තිබේ. ඒ අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතා සහ සෞදි අරාබියේ මානව සම්පත් සහ සමාජ සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍ය ඉංජිනේරු අහමද් බින් සුලෙයිමාන් බින්අබ්දුල් අසීස් අල් රාජ්හි මහතා අතර ඊයේ (08) […]

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Marxism 101: How Capitalism is Killing Itself with Dr. Richard Wolff

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Empire Files Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism. Though he died 133 years ago, the analysis put forward by one of the world’s most influential thinkers, Karl Marx, remains extremely relevant today. […]

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NOAM CHOMSKY: UKRAINE, CLIMATE CRISIS, AND DECLINING EMPIRE

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Real News Network  In the first of a two-part interview, Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky explore the links between militarism, rising fascism, and climate catastrophe. World-renowned linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, essayist, and political activist Noam Chomsky joins The Chris Hedges Report for the first of a two-part interview. Chomsky has been a vocal critic of […]

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“ප්‍රභාගේ උපතේ සිට මරණය දක්වා විශේෂ අනාවරණයක්” – ප්‍රභාගේ පවුල ලඟින්ම ඇසුරු කළ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් හෙළිකරයි

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Nalin Rajapaksha “ප්‍රභාගේ උපතේ සිට මරණය දක්වා විශේෂ අනාවරණයක්” – ප්‍රභාගේ පවුල ලඟින්ම ඇසුරු කළ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් හෙළිකරයි

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Mobilising Youth for Preventing Violent Extremism

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The National Peace Council Since the end of the civil war, hate narratives and extremist ideologies spread by nationalistic groups and politicians have gradually changed the mindset of citizens to suspect other ethno religious groups. Trust among communities had been lost and furthered eroded by the Easter Sunday attacks, undermining religious coexistence. The tendency of […]

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Adani Group to become the first Indian port operator in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy Business Insider The Adani Group will become the first Indian port operator in Sri Lanka as construction of the Colombo Port’s Western Container Terminal (WCT) is set to start on Wednesday. The group will have the majority stake in the West Container International Terminal Joint Venture (JV) which is valued at $700 million. The build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement which […]

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Muditha (sympathetic joy) in Buddhism

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

By Dr. Justice Chandradasa Nanayakkara Courtesy The Island Greed is a burning desire, unquenchable thirst, a craving and lust. People who are greedy want the objects of their desire to provide them with lasting satisfaction so they feel fulfilled, whole, and complete. Greed creates an inner hunger so that that they always seem to be […]

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Justice Minister irked by delay in addressing privilege issue, contempt of court matter -endorses President’s criticism of Parliament

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, yesterday (08) said that the party leaders were yet to respond to his request for the appointment of a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to examine TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran’s criticism of the Supreme Court. Minister Rajapakse said that he was quite disappointment over […]

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Sri Lanka’s economy showing signs of stability – CBSL

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) says that the Sri Lankan economy, which faced extreme headwinds and heightened uncertainties during the first half of 2022, has shown signs of stability in the second half of the year so far. In a report titled Recent Economic Developments: Highlights of 2022 and Prospects for […]

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Catholic priest remanded over alleged Rs.8 million fraud

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Colombo Fort Magistrate today remanded a catholic priest on charges of having cheated a man of Rs.8 million on a promise of providing a Prado Jeep imported from Japan. Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage remanded Fr. Warnakulasuriya Leslie Fernando till November 22 after being produced before Court by Colombo Fraud […]

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81 drug-addicted schoolchildren referred to rehabilitation within nine months: Minister

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Some 81 schoolchildren who were addicted to drugs have been sent for rehabilitation within the first nine months of this year, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said today. He told Parliament that three children who are between 1 and 14 year-old and 78 children aged between 15 and 19 years were among […]

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“Hospitality doesn’t die just because inflation is high” – Harin

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Pitches SL as a safe and secure destination that places hospitality at its core Says country cheaper than competitors and offers value for money Tourism Minister Harin Fernando appealed to international travellers to add Sri Lanka to their travel wish list, assuring tourists are cushioned from the economic shocks the country […]

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Regulating of Int’l schools will begin next year

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Regulating of international schools will begin next year, Minister of Education Susil Premajaynatha told Parliament today. Responding to a question raised by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, the Minister said the Department of Education will only look at the available space in schools, available facilities and other criteria such as education qualifications […]

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Govt to recover loss of Rs. 16 Bn incurred from tax cut on imported sugar

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The revenue of Rs. 16 billion that the government lost after the special commodity levy imposed on sugar was slashed by the previous administration in 2020, Acting Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says.  He made this remark in parliament today (Nov. 09), presenting a document compiled by the Commissioner-General of the Inland Revenue Department […]

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CEB maps out plan to add 2,800+ MW of renewable energy to national grid

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara says that after 06 months of discussions, the officials of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have finally mapped out a plan to accommodate more than 2,800 Mega Watts of renewable energy to the existing grid between 2022-2026.  In a tweet, the minister said that he had a […]

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13 opposition MPs to cross over to the govt?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Preparations are underway for the parliamentarians of several political parties to join the United National Party (UNP) and to support the government in the upcoming budget, according to political sources. Accordingly, the sources further claim that nearly 13 MPs of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) will join […]

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